Essentials of Mentorship with Shawna Dempsey

  • Registration Deadline
    Friday, September 9, 2016 at 4:00pm
  • Saturday, September 10, 2016
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

This three-hour workshop will explore the dynamic of the mentor/mentee relationship. The afternoon will be active and fun, as attendees participate in a variety of activities designed to highlight their own experiences, strengths, skills and gifts, as well as some of the challenges in establishing a mutual mentorship vision. Topics discussed will include: defining structure, boundaries and expectations; avoiding pitfalls and negotiating conflict; and creating closure. The workshop will also explore learning models, and will offer a variety of approaches and practical advice. It is an excellent how-to for anyone considering setting up a mentorship program, anyone who will be mentoring, or anyone who works in peer-based arts education. It is based on MAWA’s experience as a pioneer in the field of arts mentorship for the past 32 years.

All are welcome!

  • Artist and MAWA Co-ED Shawna Dempsey has mentored for MAWA, Video Pool and Crossing Communities. She has also taught mentoring workshops for Visual Arts Ontario, Visual Arts Nova Scotia and CARFAC Saskatchewan, among others.